Vodafone seeking 4G licence, NCA reluctant to drop spectrum price

8 Sep 2017

Ghana’s second largest cellco by subscribers, Vodafone is in ‘constant talks’ with telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA) over its application for a 4G licence, according to GhanaWeb. Vodafone believes that the price of USD67.5 million set by the regulator for a 4G LTE licence is too high, however, Communications Minister Ursula Owusu said in July: ‘there is no way we will go below that amount now.’ Vodafone’s CEO, Yolanda Cuba commented: ‘If it was affordable, to be honest, we would have acquired it.’ Cuba went on to say that Vodafone was in constant discussions with the NCA to try and reach an agreement but would not reveal details of these discussions until an outcome had been reached.